Author Archives: Brittany Buchanan

  • DNC’s Marcus Moves to Key Commerce Post

    Kimberly Marcus, who conducted African American outreach for the Democratic National Committee, is moving to the Commerce Department where she will be associate director for legislative, education and intergovernmental affairs for the Minority Business Development Administration. She was ...

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  • Black Youth Over-Exposed to Alcohol Advertising

    With references to alcohol abundant in rap songs, music videos, billboards, and commercials, a new study found African-Americans are exposed to more alcohol advertisements than those of other nationalities. According to the study, conducted by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the ...

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  • Breast Cancer Rates for Military Men & Women on the Rise

    Despite lower rates of colorectal, lung and cervical cancer, breast cancer is on the rise among both women and men in the military. According to a study conducted at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, breast cancer rates among military women are higher than those of the general population. ...

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  • 25 People Killed in Attack at Nigerian College

    Unknown assailants shot, stabbed, and killed 25 people at the Federal Polytechnic Mubi college in northeast Nigeria on Oct. 2, according to police officials. “The latest attack occurred between 10 p.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday when assailants invaded student accommodations outside the ...

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  • Baltimore Charter School Principal Applauded

    She may be a school principal, but at a distance, Tanya Green is hard to pick out from the students at Friendship Preparatory Academy at Calverton. “I wear a school uniform. I do not walk around with 10- inch heels or Calvin Klein suits. I want my staff and students to say ‘My ...

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  • Fall Fashions Previewed on a Muggy Night at Fells Point

    Baltimore area fashionistas converged on Fells Point for a one-night shopping frenzy, Sept. 6, in what retailers call Fashion’s Night Out, during which the highlights of fall fashion lines are previewed. Thanks to the Baltimore Fashion Alliance (BFA) that organized the gathering, vendors ...

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  • New Faces Appear at Local African American Campuses

    Maryland’s historically black college and university campuses will see some major changes—and new faces at the top– this fall. Kevin Banks, who helped transform the University of South Florida from a commuter school to a major residential school, will begin take on a new role ...

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